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Rainbow Falls, Hilo

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#2 of 16 in Parks in Hilo
Visit Wiluku River State Park to witness Rainbow Falls, the 24 m (80 ft) waterfalls famous for the magnificent rainbows that shine through their mist. These falls, know to locals by their Hawaiian name, Waianuenue, rush down over a lava cave, which is considered to be the home of the ancient Hawaiian goddess Hina. At the foot of the falls, wild ginger and monstera plants surround a large pool. Naturally, the rainbows are especially strong after a rainstorm. See Rainbow Falls and all Hilo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hilo trip maker .
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  • Nice waterfall in Hilo but there are lots of tourists and lots of buses. No charge for parking or viewing  more »
  • It rains a lot in Hilo, sometimes unexpectedly, we got thoroughly drenched on this visit, but it was still fun. Lovely falls, easily reachable from central Hilo, easy short distance from the street.  more »
  • We went early in the morning, but didn't see the rainbow. I tried to find out the best time to see the rainbow, but couldn't get anything more than early morning. When we got there, the sun wasn't shi...  more »
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  • A beautiful place to to see a gorgeous waterfall just feet from a parking lot! Come in the morning for the rainbow. No seating available. I wish it had benches! It does have a standard park bathroom, handicapped parking, and an accessible view for some.
  • Beautiful waterfall. I went when it wasn't so strong. Do your homework and find out the best time to visit. Regardless it is still a nice place to visit. Especially if aren't the adventurous type, and not into hiking.
  • This was a breath taking spot to visit. There were wild cats and chicken too! They do have bathrooms there. There's a hiking stairway going up the side of the waterfall, so you enjoy all angles of it.
  • Absolutely stunning. If you haven’t visited this spot you really need to stop by. Great photo op, easy parking and best of all it’s free!
  • Pretty with easy access. We stopped by on the way out of town. With kids the option to get out and just see the Falls was a great surprise. Longer hikes were available, but not needed.

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